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1. Black Heroes

Collected here for the first time are plays - many of which have been unavailable for decades - which pronounce a black American struggle for freedom, advancement and equality... more info
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Seven Plays. Applause Books. 5.2x7.7 inches. 436 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314087)

2. Spring's Awakening

Spring's Awakening is a tragi-comedy of teenage sex. Its fourteen-year-old heroine, Wendla, is killed by abortion pills. The young Moritz, terrorized by the world around him,... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.3x7.7 inches. 126 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314228)

3. One on One

Over 75 monologues for women from the contemporary stage, written by these and other major dramatists: David Mamet · Brian Friel · Steve Tesich · Harold Pinter · Alan... more info
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The Best Women's Monologues for the Nineties. Applause Books. 5.25x7.75 inches. 144 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314162)

4. Senior Square - 12 Monologues and a Rap

Nothing square about this place. Dreams and fears come in every size and shape as they take their places in John-Michael Williams' arresting new play. No scenery, no elaborate... more info
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Thirteen Lives In Search of the Twelfth Grade. Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.2x7.7 inches. 88 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314068)

5. Awake and Singing

Jewish playwrights and plays of Jewish interest intended for general audiences have been increasingly conspicuous on the American stage since the early 20th century. No wonder.... more info
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Six Great American Jewish Plays. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 587 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314583)

6. Duo! Best Scenes for the 90s

Over one-hundred and thirty great scenes erupt from page to stage in this addition to the Applause Acting Series. Each scene has been selected as a freestanding dramatic unit... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.25x7.75 inches. 532 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314090)

7. Paul Sills' Story Theater

The creator of Story Theater, the original director of Second City, and one of the greatest popularizers of improvisational theater, Paul Sills has assembled some of his favorite... more info
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Four Shows. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 6.2x9.3 inches. 272 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314349)

8. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, this is the screenplay of the movie. Includes thoughts by both Tony Grisoni and Terry Gilliam. Transferred to the screen by Gilliam... more info
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Not the Screenplay. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6.8x9 inches. 232 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314314)

9. Four Farces

Wild plots and quicksilver wit characterize the plays of Georges Feydeau. Called the greatest master of French comedy since Molière by admirers such as Kenneth Tynan, Feydeau... more info
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Applause Books. 5.5x8.5 inches. 400 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314276)

10. Telling Moments

Seventeen men are caught in the limelight of defining moments that range from poignant to crazily funny. Among this vivid cast are a priest sliding towards heresy, a self-styled... more info
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Fifteen Gay Monologues. Applause Books. 5.3x7.7 inches. 80 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314168)

11. A Flea in Her Rear (or Ants in Her Pants) and Other Vintage French Farces

Ten French farces as translated by Norman R. Shapiro, including the title play by Feydeau and: The Poor Beggar and the Fairy Godmother (Allais) · Boubouroche, or She Dupes... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.2x8.2 inches. 480 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314170)

12. Amazon All-Stars: Thirteen Lesbian Plays

Collects for the first time major lesbian plays from controversial cultural perspectives spanning more than a generation of work in varied theatrical styles representing an... more info
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with Essays and Commentary. Applause Books. 5.7x9 inches. 482 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314393)

13. The Custom of the Country

This brilliantly crafted stage version of Wharton's sprawling novel dissecting the New York social scene focuses on the beautiful, but predatory, Undine Spragg and the men... more info
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Based on Edith Wharton's 1913 Novel. Applause Books. 5.2x7.7 inches. 80 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314261)

14. Three Plays by Slawomir Mrozek

Slawomir Mrozek, the Polish-born writer whose plays - among them Tango and Vatzlav - have earned him a reputation as one of Europe's most inventive new playwrights, has written... more info
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Striptease · Repeat Performance · The Prophets. Applause Books. 5.2x8 inches. 168 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314375)

15. The Brazilian

Two amorous actresses are out to capture the affections of a wealthy Paris producer. The wily Micheline spreads the rumor that Rafaella is being courted by a murderously jealous... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 5x7 inches. 52 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314058)

16. Classical Monologues: Volume 1, Younger Men

Sure to become a mainstay of any actor's shelf, Applause is pleased to present the first two volumes of Leon Katz's monumental monologue collection. Covering the full scope... more info
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From Aeschylus to Bernard Shaw. Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.25x6.8 inches. 382 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314548)

17. Herb Gardner: The Collected Plays

Here, gathered for the first time, is the highly lauded work of one of America's most beloved playwrights. Introductory essays to each work by some of theatre's most distinguished... more info
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Applause Books. 6.2x9.3 inches. 498 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314408)

18. Feydeau, First to Last

Feydeau was the greatest of a great age of French farceurs and the first to enter the modern repertory. Of the more than 40 plays Feydeau wrote, over a third were one-acts.... more info
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translated & with an introduction by Norman R. Shapiro. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 320 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314476)

19. The Best American Short Plays 1990

Scripts for 12 short plays complete with bios on each author. Includes: Salaam Huey Newton, Salaam (Ed Bullins) · Naomi in the Living Room (Christopher Durang) · The Man... more info
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Applause Books. 5.4x8.2 inches. 208 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314121)

20. Mastergate and Power Failure

The complete scripts to two of Larry Gelbart's most popular and powerful political satires. Review of Mastergate: If George Orwell were a gag writer, he could have written... more info
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2 Political Satires for the Stage. Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.2x8.2 inches. 208 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314178)

21. Plays by American Women

Includes: Rachel Crothers' A Man's World; Susan Glaspell's Trifles; Georgia Douglas Johnson's Plumes; Sophie Treadwell's Machinal, Zona Gale's Miss Lulu Bett. more info
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1900-1930. Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.3x8.2 inches. 271 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314078)

22. Applause First Folio of Shakespeare in Modern Type

This landmark publication is printed in clear, legible type. Each play has its own comprehensive introduction as well as extensive, expert annotations. Highlighted areas show... more info
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Comedies, Histories & Tragedies. Applause Books. With Hardcover. 9x11.5 inches. 1200 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314423)

23. The Best American Short Plays 1998-1999

Complete scripts for: The Likeness (Theodore Apstein) · Home (Laura Cahill) · Fifteen Minutes (Dave Dechristopher) · No Crime (Billy Goda) · I Dream Before I Take the... more info
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Applause Books. With Softcover. 5.5x8.25 inches. 240 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314372)

24. Asian American Drama

Includes: Amy Hill: Tokyo Bound; David Henry Hwang: Bondage; Velina Hasu Houston: As Sometimes in a Dead Man's Face; Lane Nishikawa and Victor Talmadge: The Gate of Heaven;... more info
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9 Plays from the Multiethnic Landscape. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 432 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314284)
 
 
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